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Evacuation centers increase, DSWD staff in full support

After Naga City Mayor Kristine Chiong appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the forced evacuation of the residents one (1) kilometer fall back from the danger zone, the City Government of Naga has opened more evacuation centers.

The newly opened evacuation center in Brgy. Cabungahan, Naga City together with the DSWD staff and Brgy. Captain Elmer Pañoso (3rd from the right).

From 6 evacuation centers, now it became 11: Enan Chiong Activity Center, Naga Central Elementary School, Naga National High School, Naalad Elementary School, Apo Cement Gym, Colon Elementary School, Church of the Latter Day Saints, Cepoc Elementary School, Langtad Elementary School, San Fernando Gym and Cabungahan covered court.

The Barangay Cabungahan covered court is the new evacuation center opened yesterday where at least 30 families or 148 individuals are temporarily taking shelter.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII as the lead in camp coordination and camp management has continued the deployment of staff to man the evacuation centers together with the City Government of Naga and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) of Cebu.

The DSWD team has been on 24-hour duty on site.

Each center has camp manager and staff to man the increasing number of evacuees and monitor the conduct of scheduled camp activities.

The team also assists some continuing activities conducted by other concerned partner agencies, schools and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) like handwashing activity, story-telling and role playing to the children, psychosocial debriefing, medical missions, viewing marathon of some Sinulog films entries and the like.

The City Government of Naga has already activated a Centralized Distribution System (CDS) to maintain appropriate and smooth process of giving relief goods to all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) based on a plan. The city remains accountable for all donations it has and will receive from donors.

Yesterday, the donations from various LGUs, private companies, families, individuals, groups, organizations, schools and universities, Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), the Office of Cong. Samsam Gullas among others continue to arrive at the city hall. Various items and relief packs containing clothing, food items, water, plastic mats, pail, malong, blankets, dental kits and others have filled the city hall lobby.

Cash donations have reached Php 1,012,149.25 (as of Sept 25 from the Office of the City Treasurer).

As of 6 am today, the number of displaced families has increased to 1,716 with 7,653 individuals. On the record, there are 435 senior citizens, 50 persons with disabilities and 180 infants from 0-12 months old and 2,853 children from 1-17 y/o. ###

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